Welcome, everyone! Here’s the program for the 8th Global Investigative Journalism Conference, (#GIJC13), scheduled for October 12-15, 2013, in beautiful Rio de Janeiro. It’s the first time we’re holding the GIJC in the global south, and we’re combining it with two other key events in journalism: the annual Latin America Investigative Journalism Conference (COLPIN), and the International Congress of ABRAJI, Brazil’s investigative journalism association. Panels and workshops will be available in languages as marked: English (Eng), Portuguese (Port), Spanish (Span). Plenary and showcase panels will be translated into all three. There will be streaming video available for all plenary and showcase panels and all those held in the RDC auditorium (C1). We look forward to seeing you in Rio!
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Sunday, October 13 • 11:00am - 12:30am
GLOBAL: Extractive Industries: Digging into Mining and Oil (Eng)

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The mining of diamonds, gold, minerals and oil has long been characterized by secrecy and corruption in much of the world. Learn how to use sources and data, some made available only outside the countries where mines are located, to discern the secret players and relationships behind this vast and lucrative sector. Maren Sæbø, who is writing a book about the connections between Norwegian firms and oil-producing countries in Africa, will give tips on using SEC filings and on reporting in Angola, Nigeria, Mozambique and elsewhere. Khadija Sharife will show you how to connect the dots on corporate relationships using public documents, and pry what information is available out of secrecy jurisdictions. Eric Mwamba will talk about the limits of data, and the critical importance of reporting on the ground in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Diana Jean Schemo of 100Reporters will moderate, and discuss tools for reporting, and getting out the story, across borders.

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Diana Jean Schemo

100 Reporters Executive Editor / Co-Founder. Diana Jean Schemo is an author and award-winning veteran national and foreign correspondent, with more than 25 years at The New York Times and The Baltimore Sun. She has covered poverty and child abuse, religion and culture, and reported... Read More →

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Eric Mwamba

Director, Wealth Magazine Project
Eric Mwamba is a Congolese journalist living in Australia. A past chairman of the Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR) and correspondent for, among other several media, in Centre and West Africa, he is now setting up a new project: ‘Wealth Magazine’, that is to investigate... Read More →
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Khadija Sharife

Editor, Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR)
Khadija Sharife is an investigative journalist, editor and non-voting board member with the Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR), and coordinator of the Environmental Justice, trade and liabilities project (Ejolt) at University of Kwazulu Natal. She is author of Tax Us... Read More →
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Maren Sæbø

Journalist, Bundu
Maren Sæbø is editor of bundu.no - a website on African Affairs in Norwegian, independent journalist and former editor of Verdensmagasinet X. She was educated in South Africa and has worked in several Norwegian newsrooms... Read More →

Sunday October 13, 2013 11:00am - 12:30am PDT
B2 (IAG)

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